dodgers sign korean high school player

Last week, one Korean baseball player's Major League dreams took one step closer to becoming reality. 18-year-old infielder Tae-hyeok Nam became the first Korean high school player signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers: Dodgers sign Korean high school player.

Nam, a corner infielder, is still playing at Seoul's Jemulpo High School, where he has 22 home runs and 43 RBIs in 65 games, along with a .314 average.

Nam's Minor League contract with Los Angeles comes 15 years after the Dodgers' signing of pitcher Chan Ho Park, who in the same 1994 became the first Korean native to play in the Major Leagues.